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of the ski resort lifestyle and they'll travel to find it. whether that's south america in the summer or it's the russians because their local snow is not that good or really americans and europeans who are back and forth between the alps, canadian rocky, rockies. even right now when aspen and vail aren't having the best early season, we're having tremendous snow through the canadian rockies, british columbia and alberta. those resorts are opening early. hotels are full. right now of course you're having this string wind river i believe they're calling it which is dumping tons of snow on the high sierras. they'll be digging out the snow lifts. >> if you've had poor snow the previous season, how does that then -- must reflect into people buying equipment and clothes. snowfall presumably spills out not just into the people who go to the resort, but all the equipment manufacturers get impacted, do they? >> absolutely. we had a really interesting situation that happened over the last couple years. we had a lean year last year which was following a very what we'd call an epic year where it just
but starting today anyone with a phone in key emerging markets in india and south america and australia can sign up and it will roll out worldwide including here in the u.s. becky? >> julia, thank you very much. we'll be watching all that as it comes out later today. >>> let's talk consequences of the fiscal cliff. companies of announces dividends in recent days trying to avoid the tax hikes set to kick in at the end of the year. who is really making money on this? >> a lot of people especially ceos more than 110 companies have announced special dividends in the fourth quarter alone that's more than three times last year's fourth quarter. the reason? the fiscal cliff. if we go off the cliff tax rates on dividends could go from 15% to more than 43%. companies are racing to beat the tax hikes by paying dividends before december 31st and some of the biggest beneficiaries, both insiders and ceos. mickey arison is getting $89 million from carnival giving him a potential tax savings. and larry elison is getting savings around $56 million. thomas frist at hca is getting around $350 million, saving
complaints about south korea and america's naval exercises, or the sailor that was detained by japan and taken into custody for a while. do you think that this is essentially china's wise to test the solvency and strength and direction of u.s. japan relations? if you do think it is that, the more provocative question again coming to your own nation strategy because japan is origination but it's an aging nation, it's a shrinking nation. when you look at and one wonders wonders what is japan's strategy in the region with allies and how to keep are so vital and robust when china may be saying when you look at long lines, japan will become less significant over time. we will become more significant over time. if i can add one last element. when president obama's national strategy to -- strategic policy was released, there's one thing we read who said america is undergoing a period of strategic contraction. he may be wrong. i loved her the counter position to that, but they're all of these assessments that this is the time for china to push these boundaries out. and so, what do you take i
border, gaza the south and egypt and sinai are fighting israel and shelling israel. if we come back to israel's aid it is very bad for israel and america at the same time. melissa: a lot of people said when the arab spring was coming to fruition, this was a wonderful day and new day for democracy in the middle east. there were a few voices at that time said hang on, the guys coming in to replace them are even mored are call than what we saw. this is actually moving in the opposite direction than you think. how did that happen? why did hat happpn because it is continuing? >> because americ and president obama's administration ignored the warning signs and what the muslim brotherhood and what radicals are about. when president obama first becameme president and he went to egypt and gave his first address, his first speech in cairo, in ept, he made it a point to invite the muslim brotherhood to the chagrin of the mubarak regime. he insisted that the muslim brotherhood would be sitting in two front seats addressing his speech. that gave them a importance in power gaining respect of ame
increase on january 1. colleagues, republicans as well as democrats, sign now, the signal that america needs. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman from south carolina is recognized for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, yesterday speaker boehner sent a letter to the president in response to his unreasonable proposal to how congress can avert the fiscal cliff. shortly after the election, the house republican leadership presented the president with a balanced framework of coupling spending come cutlers and reforms. it also states, quote, regrettably the proposal outlined on behalf of your administration contains very little in the way of common ground. the proposal calls for a $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue, twice the amount you supported during the campaign. end of quote. house republicans understand the necessity of finding a reasonable solution. we have made it very clear, we're willing to work with the senate leadership to find middle ground legi
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